ASRT's main mission is to encourage scientific and technological development; strengthen links among national and international scientific institutions and to activate the role of science and technology, considering them as integrated and effective elements in the environmental, social and economic array through:
The vision of ASRT is to contribute to the promotion of the Egyptian economy into a developing S&T based economy, improving the state's service sector to comply with the parallel development through the following four themes: the development of S&T human cadres, contributing to the transfer of modern technology; its assimilation and development, participating in improving linking mechanisms between national research centers and all foreign centers of excellence, expatriate scientists and production and service sectors, and spreading technological awareness among the public.
ASRT is headed by a President who is assisted by three Vice-Presidents.The Council of ASRT represents the supreme power in making the decisions concerning the activities of ASRT. The President, who chairs the Council in case the Minister is absent, is the Deputy-Chairman.
The organization of ASRT consists of five main sectors
The Egyptian Patent Office (EPO): the mission of EPO is to protect intellectual property rights of inventors through the issuing of patents. EPO aims at the transfer of knowledge and ideas represented by millions of global patents to R&D scientific personnel. EPO as well encourages researchers in R&D centers and specialists in service and production sectors to patent their inventions and applicable research results, thus displaying their efforts and intensifying national contribution on technology transfer and development.
Invention and Innovation Development Agency (IIDA): the mission of IIDA is to transfer technical know-how, and to optimize the utilization of the large number of inventions and innovations which lead to the generation of a national technology that is commercially exploitable to serve social and economic development. To achieve this goal, all possible efforts whether financial or moral will be exerted.
Information Services: it aims at gathering, documenting and storing the Egyptian intellectual production and disseminating it through computers and communication technology to researchers and decision makers.
Travel and Conference Support: travel support is given to scientists from the Egyptian universities and research institutions to attend international conferences worldwide. Financial support is given to scientific research institutions to hold and organize scientific meetings in all technological and applied fields.
Scientific Theses: support is given to young researchers in universities and research centers. Scientific Fellowships: it contributes to the development of human resources working in S&T, generate opportunities to honors-graduates to participate in scientific research issues and optimize their capabilities.
Development of Human Resources: through improving theTraining Center which is responsible for promoting human cadres in the framework of the national S&T policy to train manpower in all fields.
Services Produced by ASRT
Services of ENSTENET
These services include building data bases for basic sciences, research applications, theses, periodicals, technical reports and conferences, the contents of the Egyptian libraries and scientific societies, information services, internet (networking between centers and institutes), developing technical cadres, and providing courses for individuals and organizations, and the continuous updating ofdata.
Services of the National Information and Documentation Center (NIDOC)
These services include the Central Library for serving Egyptian and foreign researchers, the General Directorate of Libraries for all periodicals published by the Center, publication of research studies, scientific photography from slides, 3d models, laboratory experiments, seminars, conferences and scientific films, and professional training in the fields of bibliography and scientific publishing.
Service of the Science and Technology Information Center
Search and Automated Retrieval in Databases: It aims at introducing all specialized published materials which the beneficiary is interested in, where the beneficiary identifies the search items through technical discussion with the information specialist, who searches local and scientific data bases.The search outputs are immediately rendered to the beneficiary in the form of abstracts or soft copies. In addition, according to their request the selective transmission service is provided to the beneficiary who receives abstract-like outputs for a year that might be extended upon request.
Services of the Scientific Instruments Center
These services include categorizing, cataloguing, installing and operating scientific instruments, designing stereotype and non-stereotype scientific instruments similar to the imported ones by using local materials, machine operating workshops, and designing and modifying circuits for all kinds of scientific instruments.
National Campaigns: To keep pace with the obvious socioeconomic development in Egypt which is clearly apparent in the field of agricultural development and food, ASRT has prioritized this field since its establishment. ASRT has executed several campaigns and national programs, projects and activities that stimulate scientific research and the application of its results, building scientific and technical cadres and the appropriate exploitation of available potentialities, with the cooperation ofconcerned authorities, especiallythe Ministry ofAgriculture and Land Reclamation.
Patents: Develop property legislations in four books to handle patents, utility models, lay-out designs of integrated circuits, restricted information, relations, commercial data, geographical indications, industrial graphics and designs, and copyright.
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